Lisa Stone is Chair of the firm’s Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental and Government Affairs Practice Groups. Based in the nation’s capital, Lisa guides clients in navigating the unique requirements of federal regulatory agencies.

Lisa represents leading energy, retail, and industrial companies in federal and state regulatory matters involving energy and environmental issues. She has over ten years’ experience in building and designing effective internal compliance programs. Lisa frequently advises clients on how to comply with energy and environmental regulatory programs for consumer products, such as the DOE’s EPCA conservation standards and California’s VOC emission standards. Lisa also has an end-to-end practice advising companies that are pursuing public funding opportunities for renewable energy and clean tech projects, from evaluating available funding opportunities and structuring proposals, negotiating the funding instrument with the federal agency, and ongoing compliance during administration of the project. She is experienced with the unique compliance requirements of these opportunities, such as the Davis Bacon Act, Buy America, and federal accounting requirements. Her clients currently are managing over $100 million in U.S. DOE funded projects.

Prior to joining VLP, Lisa was a counsel in O’Melveny & Myers’ Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA offices, and an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius’ New York office.

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1997, cum laude
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1994, cum laude
  • Author, “Back to the Future with HazCom 2012, Circa 2015,” Law360, June 10, 2015.
  • Co-author, “Virtual Law Offices – Benefits to your Life and the Environment,” The Recorder, March 1, 2013.
  • Co-author, “Update to The Stimulus Bill and the Electric Industry,” Infrastructure anthology, ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, Winter 2013.
  • Co-author, “The Stimulus Bill and the Electric Industry,” Infrastructure, ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, Spring 2009.
  • Co-author, “Litigating Global Warming: Likely Legal Challenges to Emerging Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs in the United States,” The Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis, May 2009.
  • Co-author, “Lessons Learned from Wind Farm Litigation,” ABA Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee Newsletter, March 2009.
  • Co-author, “Older Buildings Going Green,” New York Law Journal, September, 29, 2008,
  • Author, “Small Steps Can Add Up Big,” Legal Times, March 31, 2008.
    • Speaker, “When Brown Meets Green: Incorporating Sustainability and Green Building Principles into Brownfields Redevelopment Projects,” American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources,” September 2008.